I like cookies. And who doesn’t, really? Chances are if you say you don’t like them that’s because you want people to think you don’t when you secretly do. A lot. Like cookies hidden in the nightstand kind of cookie lover.
I’m not sure what the deal is I guess people get shamed for liking totally normal things. They’ll say their favorite beverage is a nice of glass pinot grigio to sound sophisticated when in real life they actually glug Mountain Dew like it’s going out of style. And they say they hardly ever watch TV and most definitely never watch that terrible reality TV stuff. Of course they are all over Big Brother and even subscribe to the 24/ feeds or something!
But I’m not like that. I like sugar. I like cookies. I like Big Brother (though that’s the only show I worry about missing, ever). And I like cute things. I also like chocolate and gold and money. So turning some cookies into gold coins for St. Patrick’s Day was a pretty natural jump for me. And following along with my celebrate without spending a ton on decorations for a holiday that isn’t really that huge of a deal, a food craft is one that definitely would not go to waste.
- For this project you will need:
- sandwich cookies (I used Glutino – they are fab and gluten free… note I didn’t say fab for gluten free… big difference)
- parchment paper
- yellow candy melts
- Wilton gold color mist
- Black food coloring pen
If you’re not Celiac or gluten sensitive go buy a bag of Oreos and totally ignore this. If you’re still here you are one of the many unlucky who will never eat a decent croissant again. I am very sorry.
These Glutino gluten free sandwich cookies are the bomb. I love them and I only buy them for special occasions because I eat them all. Quickly. Watch me enjoy one now. You can buy a whole bunch at once from Amazon here.
Grab your sandwich cookies, a wide cup and a handful of yellow candy melts (these taste like vanilla – yum). In the microwave melt these bad boys stirring every 30 seconds. To cover your cookies simply plunk them in the melted goodness and use a pair of forks to flip them over and then set on parchment paper.
Oh, and heads up, you’re using yellow gold so we can use less of the fancy, gold spray that isn’t the cheapest thing ever. So go ahead and go with a different color or flavor if you choose but know you’ll need a lot more than one bottle of spray turn the cookies into coins.
Allow to cool. Now you may notice that these look anything but perfect. They look might tasty but not really round like a coin…
But after they have set you can grab onto them and trim the excess of with a sharp knife. You’ll want to do this in a fairly cool space so your hands don’t totally melt the candy all over you.
Finish with a dash of Wilton gold color mist. Now I only used a light spritz to make them gold-ish rather than a full on spray. There isn’t a ton of spray in this little thing and a little goes a long way to glitz these suckers up.
Finish up with a dollar or cent symbol written with a black food coloring pen.
Not going to lie, my food coloring pen evaded me so I used a Sharpie for the pictures. No worries… I scraped the offending sharpie away and still ate them. Because that is totally safe.
Isn’t that pile of coins super lovely? I’d like to say the children enjoyed them but they didn’t stay around long enough to ever let them try one. They’re just that good and super cute!